Not only one of the top uncommitted seniors in Illinois, Donaven Younger is also one of the more high upside 2023 players in the entire state regardless of commitment status. While he battled through an injury plagued senior season after getting injured in September, the power forward has a great deal of tools for the collegiate level. 

Younger said that Southern Illinois Edwardsville and Southern Indiana are in contact the most with him. Both of the division one programs extended an offer to him last June following his performances during the high school live periods. 

As well to having good size at 6’9”, Younger has great physical tools and skills to go with it. He is a very mobile big man with good length and athleticism. Younger can be a dominant player down in the paint on both ends but has also shown the offensive skills to play out on the perimeter. Plus, he is very effective scoring in transition with his rim running. 

Younger is looking to make his college commitment by the middle of April. There are very few uncommitted seniors left in the entire nation with his combination of tools. He is a player that could end up being the steal from Illinois’ 2023 class.